Ras-I Dowling

Patriots first-round pick Dont'a Hightower takes part in the 2012 Rookie Mini Camp at Gillette Stadium on May 11, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Who Is The Key For The Patriots Defense?

Gresh & Zo thinking that Dowling will not be the key to the Pats defense possibly could be Dont’a Hightower rookie from Alabama.


Members of the New England Patriots line up against each other during a drill during Patriots mini camp on the practice field at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Patriots Get Final Day Of Minicamp Off From Practice

On the final day of their mandatory minicamp, Bill Belichick gave his Patriots the day off from practice.


Patriots corner Antwaun Molden. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Molden Ready To Step Up For Patriots

With the release of Leigh Bodden on Friday and Ras-I Dowling landing on the IR, the spotlight is on Patriots corner Antwaun Molden.


The New England Patriots placed rookie Ras-I Dowling on IR. (Photo from Patriots.com)

Dowling Is The Latest D-Back Out For The Patriots

The Patriots announced on Saturday that have placed cornerback Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve.


Wide receiver Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs past safety Rashad Johnson #49 of the Arizona Cardinals on his way to score a 95 yard touchdown during their game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Patriots-Steelers Matchups: Slowing Down Wallace

A look at the key matchups in the Patriots-Steelers tilt in Pittsburgh this weekend.


Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Dowling, Fletcher Miss Practice, Six Others Limited

Corner Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Dane Fletcher were the only two Patriots not on the field for Thursdays practice.


OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes the ball in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys on October 16, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Practice: Brady Absent Again

For the second straight day, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was absent from the media portion of practice.


Patriots running back Danny Woodhead. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Inactives: Woodhead Active, Vollmer, Mayo Out

Running back Danny Woodhead is active for the New England Patriots on Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys.


Tightend Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots warms up just prior to the start of the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on August 18, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Hernandez, Haynesworth Active Against Jets

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been cleared to play, and is active for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.


Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch in front of Leigh Bodden #23 of the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Haynesworth, Bodden Inactive

The New England Patriots are without corners Leigh Bodden and Ras-I Dowling, and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.